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Arcade Terrace: Licence granted

A NEW DEVELOPMENT in Garnant was granted a licence to sell alcohol in spite of a number of objections from the local community.

The owners of the One Stop, which will open on the site of Arcade Terrace on Cwmamman Road, applied for a licence which would enable them to sell alcohol for consumption off the premises between 6am and 11pm seven days a week.

The application was approved in principle by the housing and public protection department of Carmarthenshire County Council, although it was noted that the original planning consent only allowed the premises to open until 6pm on public holidays.

Given that the development will be a mixture of commercial and residential premises, five conditions for approval were suggested by the department for Public Protection. These included restricting the hours when deliveries could take place to those when the store would be open, ensuring that overnight noise in premises above the shop stayed at an acceptable level, and ensuring that noise and artificial light from the development was not at an obtrusive level for those living nearby.

Dyfed Powys Police also made their support for the licence application conditional on the store having full CCTV coverage, which would be saved for 28 days and made readily available to officers.

The application received a number of complaints from residents. One local business owner suggested that, given that another premises in the area had recently been granted a licence, ‘having so many licences premises in a built up area is asking for trouble.’

Cwmamman Community Councillor Emyr Jenkins also objected to the development on the grounds that increased footfall and traffic, especially people shopping for alcohol late at night, would ‘impinge on residents’ basic human right to a quality private life.

Cllr Jenkins also pointed out that the development was near a park which he claimed already had issues with anti-social behaviour, primarily alcohol abuse, among ‘unsupervised youths,’ and criticised the proposed hours of the licence.

Concerns were also raised by residents about the potential for anti-social behaviour, vandalism and litter.

Following a site visit by the Licensing Sub-Committee on April 5, the decision was taken to grant the licence, subject to the conditions agreed with the police, and an additional condition regarding the control of litter.

The views of the police and the Public Health Authority were also taken into account, as were the lack of representations from other authorities.

The Sub Committee found the evidence of the local residents to be ‘credible and genuine’, However, it was satisfied that the issues identified would be appropriately addressed by the control measures set out in the operating schedule and the additional conditions agreed between the applicant and the police.

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Llandeilo gas works to begin say Wales & West Utilities



WALES & West Utilities will shortly begin work to upgrade gas pipes in Llandeilo.

Wales & West Utilities has liaised with Carmarthenshire County Council to plan the work and it has been agreed that work will commence after the town has celebrated the Festival of Senses.

The £123,000 investment scheme, which is essential to keep the gas flowing safely to heat and power local homes and businesses, will begin in New Road on 21 November. This section of work will be complete before Christmas and Wales & West Utilities will return to the town next year to undertake further work in the Crescent Road area. Barring any engineering difficulties, work in the town will be complete by the end of February next year.

Wales & West Utilities Adam Smith is managing this gas pipe upgrade work. He said: “Working with the Council, we have planned this work to accommodate the needs of the town.

“While most of the gas network is underground and out of sight, it plays a central role in the daily lives of people across Llandeilo. Whether it’s heating your home, making the family dinner or having a hot bath, we understand how important it is for your gas supply to be safe and reliable and there when you need it.

“We know that working in areas like this is not ideal, but it really is essential to make sure we keep the gas flowing to homes and businesses in the area, and to make sure the gas network is fit for the future. We’ll have a team of gas engineers on site throughout the project to make sure our work is completed as safely and as quickly as possible while keeping disruption to a minimum.

“This work is essential to keep the gas flowing to local homes and businesses today, and to make sure the gas network is ready to transport hydrogen and biomethane, so we can all play our part in a green future.”

Our Customer Service Team is ready to take your call if you have any questions about our work. You can contact them on freephone 0800 912 2999.

Alternatively, you can contact us on Twitter @WWUtilities or

Wales & West Utilities, the gas emergency and pipeline service, brings energy to 7.5m people across the south west of England and Wales. If you smell gas, or suspect the presence of carbon monoxide, call us on 0800 111 999 straight away, and our engineers will be there to help any time of day or night. Before visiting, we’ll ask you to let us know if you or anyone in your household, is experiencing Coronavirus symptoms or self-isolating. We’ll still come and help you: but our teams will take some additional precautions to keep us all safe.

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Police appeal following theft of items from Home Bargains Crosshands



OFFICERS from Dyfed Powys Police have confirmed that they are investigating the theft of items, including a Christmas Nutcracker Ornament valued at £129.99, from the Home Bargains store in Crosshands, Carmarthenshire.

The theft occurred at about 12:40pm on Tuesday, 27th September 2022.

Officers have carried out all possible lines of enquiry, and are now appealing for help from the public.

They would like to identify the people in the CCTV image, who may have information that could help the investigation.

Anyone who knows who the people are, or if you believe you are pictured, contact Dyfed-Powys Police.

This can also be done either online at:, by emailing or phoning 101.

If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired text the non-emergency number on 07811 311 908.

Please quote reference DPP/2006/27/09/2022/02/C

Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555111, or visiting

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Witness appeal after car is stolen and burnt out



DYFED-POWYS POLICE is investigating the theft of a car from a property in Lando Road, Burry Port, which was later found burnt out in Pembrey Country Park.

Officers are appealing for witnesses to the theft of the blue Ssangyong Rexton, which took place sometime between 5pm on Friday, 11th November, and 9am on Saturday, 12th November, and would like to speak to anyone who may have information or CCTV or dashcam footage.

Anyone with information that could help officers with their investigation is asked to report it to Dyfed-Powys Police, either online at:, by emailing, or by calling 101. If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired text the non-emergency number on 07811 311 908.

Quote reference: DP-20221112-109

Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555111, or visiting

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